MELLOBLOCCO 2016 – The year of the Sun!

The 13th edition of Melloblocco, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, came to a close today in Val Masino – Val di Mello, Italy. 2800 registered climbers underline the success of the event which has no other equals in the climbing world.

It takes equilibrium and a lot of imagination. You have to be strong and know how to dose your strength. You need to throw your heart over a problem, past all difficulties. And you need passion. A lot of passion, which closely resembles unconditional love. In short, in climbing, and in bouldering of course, you need lightness. A lightness that has no real weight, but instead one that simply makes you feel good. It makes you smile. Enables you to perceive beauty. And of course you need to know how to play, how to interpret the meaning and soul of this game. Just as, for example, the (many) girls and boys who took part in Melloblocco 2016. Theirs is a game with needs no explanation, no describing its “usefulness.” It’s something you just do. Because it’s right to do so. Because you need it. Melloblocco, this magnificent edition Melloblocco 2016, perhaps served this purpose. It served to understand that Mello is a firm reality, and that you can’t do without it. Because it is beautiful. Because it belongs to everyone. And because it makes us all a little happier. A happiness that immerses completely in climbing and is nourished by the extraordinary beauty and strength of this Valley …

(di Vinicio Stefanello su Planetmountain.com)

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Participants

      • Iscritti/Registered: 2.371
      • Italiani/Italians: 2.115
      • Stranieri/Foreigners: 256 (from 36 Countries)
      • Donne/Women: 653
      • Uomini/Men: 1.718
      • Presenze in Valle/People in the Valley: 8.000

Melloblocco areas and Boulder setting

Val di Mello, La Mota, Il Campeggio, Visido; Simone Pedeferri (ITA)

Who sent more award boulders

Women (n. top/flash)

  • Jenny Lavarda (ITA)                           8 (0)
  • Anna Liina Laitinen (FIN)                 7 (3)
  • Annalisa De Marco (ITA)                   5 (0)
  • Madeleine Eppensteiner (AUT)       4 (2)
  • Irene Bariani (ITA)                             4 (1)
  • Michelle Theisen (DEN)                    4 (0)

Men (n. top/flash)

  • Stefano Ghisolfi (ITA)                        9 (2)
  • Anthony Gullstein (FIN)                    8 (0)
  • Andrea Zanone (ITA)                          7 (1)
  • Stefan Scarperi (ITA)                          7 (0)
  • Michael Piccolruaz (ITA)                   6 (4)
  • Jorg Verhoeven (NED)                       6 (1)
  • Valdo Chilese (ITA)                             5 (1)
  • Andrea Ratti (ITA)                              5 (0)

Red Bull super-prize

Anthony Gullstein (FIN)

Altri personaggi presenti/More VIPs attending

Pietro dal Prà (ITA), Stefano Carnati (ITA), Claudia Ghisolfi (ITA), Silvio Reffo (ITA), Mauro Calibani (ITA), Michele Caminati (ITA), Federica Mingolla (ITA).

 

Foto ufficiali/Official photos

https://www.melloblocco.it/foto/nggallery/portfolio-melloblocco/melloblocco-2016

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/albums/72157667398155210

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/albums/72157667954280556

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/albums/72157665674280124

 

Video ufficiale/Official video

Qui il video ufficiale di OpenCircle/The official video by OpenCircle here:

https://vimeo.com/168322806

Melloblocco 2016 Smart Climbing Festival – from TheBigOnes productions

The year 2016 film of the Melloblocco annual bouldering gathering/festival in Italy. This year the weather gods treated climbers with the best weather conditions in Melloblocco history. Nicholas Hobley, Matthias Polig and Maria Hilber gives us some insight on the history of the gathering and how this festival is changing with the age of technology. Music: Talo Marin – Ukulele, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll – Flute

 

I blocchi a premio/Award boulders

Donne/Women (n. top/flash):

  • La Zucca: Not Climbed / Non Salito.
  • Mellorimontola: Jenny Lavarda, Anna Liina Laitinen, Annalisa De Marco, Madeleine Eppensteiner, Irene Bariani, Michelle Theisen, Anna Aldè, Elisa Villa, Federica Califano, Federica Mingolla, Giovanna Pozzoli, Maria Dudakova, Martina Frigerio, Raffaella Cottalorda, Alessandra Tognela, Giulia Costaguta, Matilde Monticelli.
  • Pata-Bang: Jenny Lavarda, Anna Liina Laitinen, Claudia Ghisolfi.
  • Panoramix: Jenny Lavarda, Anna Liina Laitinen, Annalisa De Marco, Madeleine Eppensteiner, Irene Bariani, Michelle Theisen, Claudia Ghisolfi, Anna Aldè, Elisa Villa, Federica Califano, Federica Mingolla, Giovanna Pozzoli, Maria Dudakova, Martina Frigerio, Raffaella Cottalorda, Anastasia Grushchenko, Anna Borella, Bianca Malegori, Martina Blanchet, Valeria Rossini, Alice Tavola.
  • Piatto Forte: Jenny Lavarda, Anna Liina Laitinen.
  • Donna Maschio: Jenny Lavarda, Anna Liina Laitinen, Annalisa De Marco, Madeleine Eppensteiner, Irene Bariani.
  • Geometrie Impossibili: Jenny Lavarda, Anna Liina Laitinen, Annalisa De Marco, Madeleine Eppensteiner, Irene Bariani, Michelle Theisen, Claudia Ghisolfi, Anna Aldè, Elisa Villa, Federica Califano, Federica Mingolla, Giovanna Pozzoli, Maria Dudakova, Martina Frigerio, Raffaella Cottalorda, Alessandra Tognela, Anastasia Grushchenko, Bianca Malegori, Martina Blanchet, Valeria Rossini, Chiara Limonta, Elena De Maria, Gracie Martin, Petra Campana.
  • Australopiteco Vulgaris: Not Climbed / Non Salito.
  • Caramella: Not Climbed / Non Salito.
  • Teorema di Pitagora: Jenny Lavarda.
  • Saluto al Sole: Not Climbed / Non Salito.
  • La Sottile Linea Gialla: Jenny Lavarda, Anna Liina Laitinen, Annalisa De Marco, Michelle Theisen, Anna Borella.

Uomini/Men (n. top/flash):

  • Il Pasticcere: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten, Andrea Zanone, Stefan Scarperi, Michael Piccolruaz, Jorg Verhoeven, Valdo Chilese, Andrea Ratti.
  • Le Circ du Soleil: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten, Andrea Zanone, Stefan Scarperi, Michael Piccolruaz, Jorg Verhoeven, Valdo Chilese, Andrea Ratti, Stefano Carnati, Andrea Pavan, Mauro Calibani, Ondra Beness, Sergey Volkov, Silvio Reffo, Danilo Marchionne, Luca Bana, Matteo Deghi, Mauro Schwaszta, Samuele Carducci, Dmitry Sarapaev,,Elias Iagnemma, Jacopo Capulli, Matteo Sera, Paolo Santini, Roberto Baratto, Francesco Castellano, Nicolou Kaloyan, Andrea Merisio, Raffaele Tangari, Riccardo Caprasecca, Simone Raina, Tiziano Buccella
  • Seta – Val di Mello: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten.
  • Gengis Khan: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten, Andrea Zanone, Stefan Scarperi,,Michael Piccolruaz, Jorg Verhoeven, Valdo Chilese, Andrea Pavan, Mauro Calibani, Ondra Beness, Sergey Volkov, Samuele Carducci, Paolo Santini.
  • Ging Seng: Not Climbed / Non Salito.
  • Lista da Piuma: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten, Andrea Zanone, Stefan Scarperi, Andrea Ratti.
  • Black Star: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten, Andrea Zanone, Stefan Scarperi, Michael Piccolruaz, Jorg Verhoeven, Valdo Chilese, Andrea Ratti, Stefano Carnati, Andrea Pavan, Mauro Calibani, Ondra Beness, Sergey Volkov, Silvio Reffo, Danilo Marchionne, Luca Bana, Matteo Deghi, Edoardo Bocchio Vega, Elias Iagnemma, Matteo Sera, Michele Caminati, Luca Strapparava.
  • Perseo: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten, Andrea Zanone, Stefan Scarperi, Michael Piccolruaz, Jorg Verhoeven, Valdo Chilese, Andrea Ratti, Stefano Carnati, Andrea Pavan, Mauro Calibani, Ondra Beness, Sergey Volkov, Silvio Reffo, Danilo Marchionne, Luca Bana, Matteo Deghi, Mauro Schwaszta, Samuele Carducci, Dmitry Sarapaev, Edoardo Bocchio Vega, Jacopo Capulli, Michele Caminati, Bernardo Rivadossi, Giorgio Marcovelli, Lorenzo Garasio.
  • Hell Boy: Stefano Ghisolfi.
  • Lycans: Not Climbed / Non Salito.
  • La Faina: Stefano Ghisolfi, Anthony Gullsten, Andrea Zanone, Stefan Scarperi, Michael Piccolruaz, Jorg Verhoeven, Stefano Carnati, Mauro Schwaszta, Albert Charles.
  • Due Salti di Qualità: Not Climbed / Non Salito.

 

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RASSEGNA STAMPA/PRESS RELEASE 2016

Tutta la rassegna stampa / all-time press release